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fissionable

adjective Capable of undergoing a nuclear fission reaction.
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As provided in Article 3bis(2) of the 1988 SUA Convention, the treaty would not require criminalization of the transport to or from the territory of, or under the control of, an NPT state party of source or special fissionable material.
The stated reason for the policy was the widely held belief that Uranium-235 (the only naturally occurring fissionable isotope of uranium) would soon be in short supply, perhaps as early as the 1990s.
Under the NPT, non-nuclear-weapons states agree to accept safeguards comprehensively "on all source or special fissionable material in all peaceful nuclear activities within the territory of such State, under its jurisdiction, or carried out under its control anywhere.
Breeder reactors," which produce new fissionable material faster than they consume the material they're fed, have long been proposed as a source of abundant fuel, but the processes required to produce fuel for and run them are extremely dirty, dangerous, and expensive.
At various stages of the 1939-45 process, the industrial task of producing such fissionable materials seemed so huge that some British strategists actually suggested leaking rumors that Britain was entering this race, in order to trick Nazi Germany into wasting its resources on similar projects.
In Chemistry and Physics, critical mass is defined as the smallest amount of a fissionable material that will sustain a nuclear chain reaction, or a condition causing an abrupt change in a quality or material property.
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But, given the scientific and technical uncertainties and the immense anticipated cost of separating the rare, fissionable U-235 from tons of the common U-238, very few believed that it was likely to have any immediate use as a weapon of war.
Gore's other argument against nuclear power--the risk of nuclear weapons proliferation--acknowledges that reactor-grade fissionable material cannot be used to make bombs; it must be further enriched.
It's no accident that the Obama administration renewed Iranian sanctions on the same day Alavi was targeted, just days after the Fort Hood tragedy, and two weeks after Iran rejected a proposal to hand over up to 80% of its low-enriched uranium in return for a promise for 120 km of highly-enriched fissionable material more than a year later.
Furthermore, accounting for and controlling all the world's fissionable material is a near impossibility due to the lack of accurate knowledge of its whereabouts.